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But I found this article about a middle school drop out that is out engineering Detroit.

Motorhead Messiah
Johnathan Goodwin can get 100 mpg out of a Lincoln Continental, cut emissions by 80%, and double the horsepower. Does the car business have the guts to follow him?

“Check it out. It\’s actually a jet engine,\” says Johnathan Goodwin, with a low whistle. \”This thing is gonna be even cooler than I thought.\” We\’re hunched on the floor of Goodwin\’s gleaming workshop in Wichita, Kansas, surrounded by the shards of a wooden packing crate. Inside the wreckage sits his latest toy–a 1985-issue turbine engine originally designed for the military. It can spin at a blistering 60,000 rpm and burn almost any fuel. And Goodwin has some startling plans for this esoteric piece of hardware: He\’s going to use it to create the most fuel-efficient Hummer in history.
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  1. Yeah the bar isn\’t very high up there. But your typical middle school dropout usually can\’t do it. Usually. So like maybe only 40% can.

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